Wednesday, June 12, 2024

“She Was Dying and I Couldn’t Even Say We Were Married:” Serious Illness for Older LGBTQ People

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Weber's Hotel
3050 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Available in person and streamed online. 

For more information, please contact Blythe Bieber

Join the Department of Family Medicine for the annual Drs. Earl and Louise Zazove Lecture in Family Medicine featuring Dr. Carey Candrian

The Drs. Earl and Louise Zazove Lectureship in Family Medicine aims to inspire members of the Department of Family Medicine on health and aging. It was established by the late Earl Zazove, M.D., who was a prominent family physician in Chicago, Ill. The lectureship also honors the memory of his wife, Dr. Louise Tumarkin Zazove.

Carey Candrian, Ph.D.  - a black and white photo of a white woman with light hair leaning against a tree

Carey Candrian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine, University of Colorado

Dr. Carey Candrian is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is on the Board of Directors at GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing Health Equity and the Vice President for the Lesbian Health Fund. She received her MA in Organizational Communication and PhD in Health Communication from the University of Colorado. She completed post-doctoral training in Health Literacy from the Institute of Communication and Health at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Dr. Candrian’s research examines how communication affects outcomes in healthcare -- and specifically how it impacts older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) adults, and those who care for them. As a qualitative and community-based researcher, her goal is to effect change on an interaction and policy level so that older LGBTQ adults receive the support they and their loved ones want, when they need it most.  Dr. Candrian’s work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Cambia Health Foundation, The Colorado Health Foundation, The Colorado Trust, The Next50 Initiative and The Lesbian Health Fund. She has appeared on Colorado Public Radio, NPR’s Here and Now, PBS NewHour’s Brief But Spectacular and the American Medical Association (AMA) Moving Medicine Series for her work advancing health equity for LGBTQ older adults. She is also the creator of Eye to Eye: Portraits of Pride, Strength and Beauty ( a photo exhibit of older LGBTQ women) and director of the documentary, “Just Us: The longing and hope of LGBTQ people.”